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Change of Pace

February 15, 2012

I have become something I’d never thought I’d be:

SLOW

No longer am I the hare, racing for the finish line (for during Toronto rush hour, slow and steady is NOT the way to go), but the meandering tortoise, moseying my way along, with my destination in mind but in no particular hurry to get there.

Such is the way of being pregnant. And I’m not even that pregnant yet! Gosh!

If it wasn’t for the aches and pains of stretching ligaments and muscles, I’m sure I’d still be off the train and onto the subway lickity split, but the truth is that it is just plain uncomfortable to walk sometimes. It’s uncomfortable to SIT sometimes (I’ve also started grunting as I sit and stand up. Sorry if you ever hear that :)).

This is an aspect of pregnancy I did not expect. Oh I knew there was stretching. How could there not be? I just didn’t anticipate the aches and sharp pains associated with it.

I thought I was fairly knowledgable when it came to pregnancy; I’ve known my fair share of pregnant women and have read about it before, but there’s a whole lot that you don’t hear about just out and about. You really have to delve deep into the pregnancy forums and books to get the real low down. Even people I know who have had babies never said anything (maybe to help keep the world reproducing?)! When I mention it, they’re like “Yup. Uh huh. That’s how it was for me!”.

I had no idea! Kudos to you my friends for making it through! You’re all my heroes.

Don’t get me wrong. I love being pregnant. I relish in it in fact. I’m especially loving how my tummy is expanding almost daily (A has mentioned a few times how vain I’ve become since getting pregnant; I spend a few minutes each night admiring myself in the mirror…we’ll see how happy I am once my ass starts expanding, but for now, it’s all good, haha). And I’m not complaining. That’s not what this is. I’ll take the aches and pains as good signs that baby is growing and still in there.

I’m just astonished sometimes at the changes happening to my body and felt the need to express that fact, and honestly, the aches and pains are the least TMI of what’s going on.

It’s going to be an interesting ride!

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